ICER 2022
Sun 7 - Thu 11 August 2022 Lugano, Switzerland

Call for Participation

This track offers another way to present research at ICER. Posters and lightning talks give authors the opportunity to present work at any phase of the research process, without requiring a focus on final results. This track allows authors to garner feedback, gain exposure, practice presenting, and recruit collaborators within the structure of the conference.

We allow and encourage authors to submit both a poster and a lightning talk on the same research, although this is not required. Posters provide authors with an opportunity to discuss their work in detail with a small group. In contrast, lightning talks provide authors with an opportunity to present a short talk on their work to all conference attendees. Since ICER 2022 will be a hybrid conference, authors who present a lightning talk without a poster may struggle to connect with other conference attendees since it is more difficult to find a speaker after their talk to ask questions, or connect during a coffee break, when some people are attending online. Conversely, with our online conferences over the past two years, we found lightning talks to be a good advertisement for posters, allowing conference attendees to get a sense of which posters to visit. However, we do not require authors to submit both a poster and a lightning talk; we share these thoughts so authors can make informed decisions about how to most effectively share their work at the hybrid conference.

Posters Lightning Talks
Subject Computing education research questions, research design, methodology, data-gathering strategy, formative findings, tool, or technique. Computing education research questions, research design, methodology, data-gathering strategy, formative findings, tool, or technique.
Preference given to Authors who have not presented at ICER in the past. Content that is most likely to spark discussion at ICER. Authors who have not presented at ICER in the past. Content that is most likely to spark discussion at ICER.
What we want Work at any phase of the research process, from early ideas to complete but unpublished research. Posters should include a concise summary of scholarly work, but with substantially more information than a lightning talk. Novel research that is not yet fully explored or tested, succinctly expressed
What you get Opportunity to discuss work in detail with a small group and garner feedback, gain exposure, practice presenting, and recruit collaborators. Author(s), title, and abstract included in the proceedings. Opportunity to present a short talk on work to all conference attendees.
What to submit Fill out and submit poster submission template below including an abstract in the specified format (see below) Fill out and submit Lightning Talk submission template (see below)
When to submit                                     3 June 2022 AoE                                                                                                                                  3 June 2022 AoE                                                                                                                                 

Poster submission format

To submit a poster, first create a PDF document with the information described in 1) and 2) below. You will also need to enter some of the information described in 2) as metadata into the submission system.

1) Abstract as it will appear in the proceedings:

Poster abstracts must use the template, formatting details and style rules as outlined for Research Papers. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, excluding title, author details, references, copyright statement, and images. However, we are allowing authors an extra page for additional details for reviewers (see part 2 below).

2) Background information for reviewers:

  • Any detail or information that you feel is relevant for review but may not fit in the 500 words abstract. This information will not appear in the proceedings.
  • Is it your first time presenting at ICER? Y|N
  • Phase of work at time of presentation will be (choose all that apply):
    • initial idea
    • working on research design
    • some data collected
    • pilot study completed
    • initial results
    • paper written but unpublished
    • unpublished CER tool
    • other (please explain)
  • My goal in presenting this poster is (choose all that apply):
    • Solicit feedback from the community regarding a CER project
    • Present a new tool, technique, or methodology
    • Present unpublished results of ongoing work
    • Other (please explain)

Lightning talk submission format

To submit a lightning talk, enter the information described below as metadata in the submission system. You do not need to submit a PDF for lightning talks.

  • Speaker’s name:
  • Affiliation:
  • Email:
  • Is it your first time presenting at ICER? Y|N
  • My talk is about: (200 word limit)
  • My talk will (choose all that apply):
    • Solicit feedback from the community regarding a CER project (including sharing project plans and/or initial results)
    • Describe a new CER project for which the author(s) are seeking collaborators
    • Share encouraging initial results from a CER project
    • Present a new tool, technique, or methodology

FAQ

  • How are posters and lightning talks reviewed?
    • Submissions will be editorially reviewed by the session co-chairs in consultation with the conference chairs.
  • Do I have to anonymize my submission?
    • No. Since submissions are editorially reviewed, not peer reviewed, your submission need not be anonymized.
  • Can I submit a poster for a paper, doctoral consortium, or work-in-progress submission that has already been accepted to ICER?
    • No. Work that is already being presented at ICER in another format is ineligible for inclusion in the posters session and the lightning talks session.
  • What content should I include in my poster abstract?
    • Please refer to past archived poster abstracts to see examples. Poster abstracts were first published in ICER 2019.
  • What format should I use for my poster abstract?
    • Poster abstracts must use the template, formatting details, and style rules as outlined for Research Papers (see the section “Paper Formatting and Length Requirements”). Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, excluding title, author details, references, copyright statement, and images. You will also need to add an extra page to your submission PDF including additional information for reviewers, which can be in any format.